The US Open 2018 is just around the corner, and it’s one of the biggest golf tournaments in the world, so naturally we have to weigh in on the spectacle.
This year, the tournament will take place at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Tuckahoe, NY. To this day, the US Open has never been held on a South Florida golf course and that’s likely because June is a hot month for golf in Florida.
Our Thoughts (And Prayers for the US Open 2018)
What are we hoping for this year? We are hoping that Tiger Woods gives a compelling performance, not for the sport, but just for himself. It would be great to see Tiger back in the “swing” of things. The man has been so plagued by controversy and negative attention in the past decade. We would love to see him doing well again.
Soccer World Cup Viewers?
The US Open 2018 begins on June 14, the same day as the Soccer World Cup, and that could affect viewership. There are, of course, a number of die-hard golf fans who will be watching, but casual viewers might instead turn to the spectacle of the opening game of soccer this year.
US Open 2017 Winner – Brooks Koepka
It has already been a year since Brooks Koepka won the US Open 2017. Koepka took first place at Erin Hills, arguably one of the most challenging US Open tournament courses in recent memory. Since then, he has managed to remain in the PGA Tour top 10, at 9th place. But he hasn’t registered as well in most other tournaments.
Right now, Koepka’s odds of winning are holding steady at 40/1. Not great odds for a former champion. No lists register him as a favorite for this year’s tournament.